It may seem slow, but the fashion industry is finally starting to inch toward body inclusivity. If you find yourself in any non-standard category, whether plus-size, tall, or petite, you know there's still a long way to go. But, we've been excited by a few promising trends in plus-size clothing stores lately. It's so refreshing to see some plus-size models who actually wear a 14 or larger, instead of a size 8. We've been delighted to watch designers who create their patterns using real women, so the clothes flatter you in all the right ways.
That said, navigating the changing landscape of plus-size clothing is still a real challenge. It's hard to know where to find fashion-forward, good quality brands for plus-size women. Many clothing stores still offer limited styles and higher prices for plus-size garments. A few brands, however, are leading the way forward, and we're happy to see the progress that's been made. Check out these forward-thinking, size-inclusive brands for a fun and refreshing wardrobe update!
Something for every body: Universal Standard
This innovative brand leads the way in size-inclusive fashion. From size 00-40, there's something for everyone at Universal Standard. We love their Fit Liberty program, which allows you to exchange clothing if you go up or down a size! This company is honest about the sizes their models are wearing. You can actually see what a size 22 looks like on a real person, making shopping online easier and more fun. It's great to see outfits on so many shapes and sizes, and our reviewers said this helped them decide which looks would be best on them.
You'll feel great about your impact on others when shopping here, with a donation program to Dress for Success and a goal to continually improve the shopping experience for women of all sizes. Overall, this company made our reviewers feel great about themselves. We were impressed with the high-quality fabrics, amazing fit, and great styles that worked for a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Our favorite one-stop shop: Torrid
Leading the field in plus-size fashion, Torrid rose above the rest with our reviewers by specializing in plus-size clothing in sizes 10-30. It's hard to beat their fashion-forward designs, always on-trend styles, and truly incredible fit. Because they design each style using a real woman instead of a mannequin, this company offers some of the best fitting clothing on the market. Each piece moves with you for a flattering fit all day long, a huge selling point for our reviewers who want comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely. With 20 years of experience paving the way for plus-size women's fashion, you can't go wrong with this amazing company.
Forget sorting through stores with limited styles in your size — Torrid has you covered from swimwear and undergarments to shoes and outerwear, all designed with women like you in mind. If you thought Athleisure styles were off limits, think again! Torrid has a great selection of activewear that looks great on everyone! Our reviewers especially loved buying their jeans, which are designed in house to ensure they fit and flatter plus-size bodies. We were also impressed by their affordable prices for such great fit and quality.
The selection at Torrid was truly incredible, with styles in every category. And with free exchanges and returns, we may never need to shop anywhere else!
The trend-setter: ASOS Curve
ASOS Curve hasn't let us down yet. With a huge selection of the latest trends in plus-size fashion, this staple store offers high street designs for all. Models typically wear size 14, so you can see how each item looks on a real woman. ASOS Curve offers a wide range of items. From everyday wear to bridesmaid gowns, this is a great plus-size clothing store to search for eye-catching pieces. If you're tired of missing out on the latest trends for limited styling in the back of the store, ASOS Curve will change your perspective! For the latest styles in wonderful fabrics and high-quality finishes, you'll love setting the trend with ASOS.
Vintage style: ModCloth
Setting the standard for size-inclusion and female leadership since 2002, this retro-chic store demands all its styles are manufactured in sizes up to 5X, so you're never stuck with the leftovers. This company firmly believes that being plus-size shouldn't make shopping harder. ModCloth works hard to ensure their models and workers reflect the wonderful diversity we see around us. And, they never photoshop their models. Our reviewers found their styling specialists to be helpful in determining sizing and making great outfit suggestions. If vintage style is your jam, this is a great place for plus-size women to express themselves.
Date night elegance: Eloquii
If you're ready to dress up for a night out or update your wardrobe for your vacation at a luxury resort, Eloquii has gorgeous styles for plus-size women. Glamorous, on-trend looks appear as though they've come straight off the runway, and that's exactly the goal of this company. From relaxed weekend wear to statement dresses and jumpsuits, their looks are sophisticated and chic. In addition, this company reads every review. They employ an entire team of fit experts who ensure that clothes fit just right.
Elegant styling and knockout designs are perfect for weddings, the office, or anywhere you want to make a statement. Most models wear a size 14, so you can see how the plus-size options look on a real person. They often run great sales, making this an affordable option for everyone. For new looks every month, their subscription service offers something similar to Rent the Runway. They send you styles chosen just for you.
If you've ever felt left out when shopping for clothes, now is your time to shine! Try one of these great brands for the latest in plus-size fashion. Like many of our reviewers, we think you'll be impressed by the range of options and sizes that are now available in fashionable styles. It's exciting to see some real progress toward size-inclusivity. We're happy to support these brands that are leading the way to a new era of inclusive sizing for women of all shapes and sizes.